PYEONGCHANG (Sputnik) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in declared on Friday the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea’s Pyeongchang open.
Figure skaters Alex Kan Chan Kang and Kim Yu Sik from South and North Korea made joint selfies while training.
Roy Jones Jr. has announced his retirement from professional boxing following a unanimous points victory over Scott Sigmon in front of his hometown crowd at Pensacola Bay Center, Florida.
GANGNEUNG (Sputnik) – The decision of the International Olympic Committee not to invite Russian athletes to the 2018 Olympics is "disguised sanctions," Switzerland’s Schellenberg Wittmer law firm said on Thursday in a statement seen by Sputnik.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Kremlin regrets the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to dismiss the appeals of Russian athletes, and will take the ruling into account, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.
PYEONGCHANG (Sputnik) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday dismissed appeals filed by 45 Russian athletes and two coaches who challenged the International Olympic Committee (IOC)'s decision to exclude them from South Korean Olympics.
Some of the biggest Russian banks, mobile operators and other businesses joined forces to express support for the few select athletes invited to compete under a neutral flag in Pyeongchang.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Alexander Belov, a son of 1972 Soviet Olympic Champion Sergei Belov, told Sputnik that he hoped that the developments surrounding the Russian athletes banned from Olympics over alleged doping rules' violations, but later acquitted of the charges would normalize and the athletes would be able to compete and win.
Even though the country isn't even on the search list on the official Olympic website (you have to look for "Olympic Athletes from Russia"), Russians still have plenty of heroes to cheer for at the games.
For more than two centuries it has been a strict male-only sporting bastion - but now a historic Scottish golf course has decided to open its doors to female members for the first time.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Ad hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Pyeongchang will not hear the applications of six Russian athletes and seven members of their entourage regarding the participation in the 2018 Olympic Games, as it lacks jurisdiction to deal with the issue, CAS said Thursday.
Sweden and Norway, are both repeatedly top-performers at the Winter Olympics; there, about 10 percent of residents are asthma sufferers. Among skiers from these countries, though, the corresponding figure is well over 60, which has triggered doping concerns, as asthma medication allegedly boosts musculature and enhances performance.
PYEONGCHANG (Sputnik) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday opened two new cases after six more Russians appealed the International Olympic Committee decision to ban them from South Korea Olympics.
The Afghanistan Curling Federation was only been founded less than a year ago, but the national team already has ambitious goals for the future.
The Figure Skating Federation of Russia (FFKKR) appointed Ekaterina Bobrova and Evgenya Tarasova national team captains for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
PYEONGCHANG (South Korea) (Sputnik) - Russian athletes who are due to compete at the Winter Olympics under a neutral flag have a chance of marching under the Russian national flag during the closing ceremony, Nenad Lalovic, a newly appointed member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board, said on Wednesday.
PYEONGCHANG (Sputnik) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach expressed his views on the dispute around Russian athletes as well as spoke about the participation of North and South Korea in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Manchester United record goal-scorer has highlighted the area he believes decorated coach Jose Mourinho needs to patch up during the upcoming offseason.
How much do you know about the Winter Olympics, which kick off in South Korea on Friday? Sputnik looks back at the history of the winter games and finds some interesting nuggets buried amid the snow.
With just over four months remaining until the World Cup gets underway, the venue hosting the opening and final has received a final certificate of pass from international green standard BREEAM.
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